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How to run Android apps in Windows with a virtual machine

Android and Windows are totally different operating systems. But that doesn't mean they can't work together on the same machine.

Use your TV as a computer monitor: Everything you need to know

Will that big, sexy screen look as good on your desk as it does in your living room? Let's dig into the specifics of using an HDTV with your PC.

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How to install Windows apps on an SD card or USB drive

Windows 8 won't let you install the apps found in the Windows Store to external storage--but you can force the matter.


How to stop autoplaying HTML5 videos

Just when you thought you were safe from autoplay videos, you now have to block them in HTML5 as well as Flash. Here's how--but sorry, there's no solution for Explorer.

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How to add relationships to your contacts on Android

The relationship feature in Android Contacts app can help you keep track of who knows who and how.

Is your PC overheating? Here's how to tell

An overheated PC can reduce efficiency and wear down components. Here's how to find out if yours is running too hot.

How to view recent webpages when you're offline

Need to see that New York Times article again, but you just lost your Internet connection? If you've got Chrome or Firefox you can still get to it.

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Read old emails from Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Thunderbird

Every so often, we move from one mail client to another. But that can leave us with a lot of old emails we can't access.

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7 steps for archiving your files for posterity

We really don't know how long our photos and other digital content will last. But you can increase the odds that your great-grandchildren will enjoy the digital record of your life.


Create personalized, universal keyboard shortcuts for 50+ music sites with this awesome Chrome extension

Love keyboard shortcuts? But just want one set to fast forward, rewind, and play/pause? Try out Streamkeys for Chrome.


How to turn your smartphone into a remote control for YouTube on your PC

If you like watching YouTube on your PC, but wish you had a more TV-like experience this tip is for you.

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How to restart your Android phone into safe mode

Is it an app that's acting up? Or is it Android itself that's causing you headaches? Find out for sure with Android's safe mode.

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Five precautions for avoiding malware when you download and install software

Downloading a little-known program can be scary. Take these steps to protect yourself.

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How to prevent mobile malware in 3 easy steps

Mobile malware tends to loiter in a few "bad neighborhoods" online that you should stay out of anyway.


How to easily secure your web browsing with TunnelBear's free Chrome extension

Only need VPN-like protection for your browser and not your whole desktop? Check out TunnelBear for Chrome and Chrome OS.